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What is a Weather Station
A weather station is a device that collects data related to the weather and environment using many different sensors. Weather stations are also called weather centers, personal weather stations, professional weather stations, home weather stations, weather forecaster and forecasters.
Weather stations include weather tools such as a thermometer to take temperature readings, a barometer to measure the pressure in the atmosphere, as well as other sensors to measure rain, wind, humidity, and more. Weather stations range from simple analog technology to digital technology. Some connect to the Rika Access which sends your sensor data to Rika cloud platform or connect through Wi-Fi to send data to Weather Underground.
Weather station data can be used to gauge current weather conditions and to predict the future weather forecast, like temperature high / lows, cloud cover, and the probability of precipitation. Weather stations are used by meteorologists, weather buffs, gardeners, farmers, outdoor enthusiasts, students, pilots – anyone who enjoys weather data or relies on the weather to make decisions.
Types of Sensors
The following is a list of measurement devices that are included with Rika city environment weather stations:
Thermometer - A thermometer measures temperature. Rika weather stations measure both the temperature indoors and outdoors, record highs and lows, show trend arrows to indicate temperature rising or falling, and even predict short-term future temperature ranges.
Hygrometer - A hygrometer measures relative humidity. Relative humidity is the quantity or percentage of water vapor (water in gas form) in the air. Measuring humidity influences environmental factors and calculations like precipitation, fog, dew point, and heat index.
Barometer - A barometer measures atmospheric pressure. A barometer can help to forecast upcoming weather based on the changes it measures in the atmospheric pressure. Some Rika weather stations feature a barometric pressure history chart or a pressure trend arrow so you can easily track pressure changes, like a pressure drop.
Anemometer - An anemometer measures how fast the wind is blowing, or wind speed. Rika weather stations track wind speed and display current wind speed (in MPH, KPH or knots) and record peak and average wind speed readings.
Wind Vane - A wind vane, or weather vane, is an instrument that tracks wind direction to determine which direction the wind is blowing. Rika weather stations display this information using a 16 point wind rose.
Rain Gauge - A rain gauge measures rainfall, or liquid precipitation, and rainfall trends. Rika weather stations include rainfall alerts to notify you when a rain event has begun, or to alert you of potential flood conditions.